When it comes to shopping for diamond engagement rings and jewelry, it is important to know where your diamonds and gemstones come from. The only true way to know that your diamond is conflict-free is by purchasing man-made diamonds, also known as lab-grown diamonds. MiaDonna, a leading sustainable bridal jewelry company based in Portland, Oregon, offers a stunning collection of conflict-free diamonds, grown right here in the U.S.A. If you’re not sure what a lab-grown diamond is, don’t worry, we’re here to explain.
What are they?
They are 100% REAL diamonds. By replicating the Earth’s natural growing process in a controlled laboratory environment, MiaDonna is able to create pure carbon diamonds that are optically, physically and chemically identical to earth-mined diamonds. They are then graded by the same world leading gemological institutes that grade natural diamonds, making them the perfect choice for those who want to know the origin of their stone.
How are they made?
MiaDonna works closely with the world’s biggest and most respected diamond growers, cutters and engineers to bring you exceptional quality grown diamonds, created in a modern-day lab environment. The process starts by placing a diamond seed into a Chemical Vapor Deposition chamber. It is there where hydrogen and methane gases combine in a high temperature and low pressure environment, thus allowing the carbon atoms within the gas to separate. These carbon atoms then rain onto a diamond substrate building layers of rough diamond crystal. Within six to ten weeks, a rough Type IIa diamond matures and is then cut, polished and graded.
What impact do they have on the Earth?
Man-made diamonds have a significantly minimal environmental impact compared to natural diamonds. The following infographic illustrates the effects each have on land excavation, carbon emissions and water usage.
Why choose MiaDonna?
MiaDonna’s conflict-free diamonds are available in a variety of cuts, colors, clarities, and sizes perfect to fit anyone’s style. You can finally have ease of mind when it comes to shopping for beautiful and ethical diamond jewelry knowing that your product is free of any human or environmental abuse. MiaDonna’s lab-grown diamonds are also affordable costing up to 40% less than their earth-mined counterparts. By choosing MiaDonna, you are an ethical shopper and an advocate for diamond-mining communities. For every purchase made, MiaDonna funds agricultural projects in West African diamond-mining communities through their foundation, The Greener Diamond.
What do they look like?
Here are some of our favorite MiaDonna engagement rings set with man made diamonds! Click here to shop for your perfect, conflict-free ring!
Starting at $498
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Starting at $2,386
Starting at $1,300
Starting at $1,325
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